DEFIANCE — Premier Financial Corp. (Nasdaq: PFC), the holding company for Premier Bank and First Insurance Group, recently announced that Nikki Lanier, JD, will be appointed to the company’s board of directors, effective Jan. 24.

Lanier is the founder and chief executive officer of Harper Slade, a racial equality advisory firm that began operations Jan. 1. Prior to forming Harper Slade, Lanier was the senior vice president and site general manager of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Louisville).

“I am delighted to welcome Ms. Lanier to our Board of Directors,” said Don Hileman, executive chairman of the board of Premier Financial. “We are confident that she will provide valuable perspective to the board and look forward to her contributions.”

Lanier is an accomplished leader with more than 25 years of experience in a variety of fields spanning banking, labor and employment law, collective bargaining, human resources and state government. Lanier also serves as an adjunct MBA professor at the University of Louisville College of Business, where she also serves on its board of advisors. She also serves as chair of the board of One West, a Louisville based community development corporation, and as secretary and audit committee chair of the Louisville Regional Airport Authority board. Lanier will serve on the compensation and risk committees as a Premier Financial Board member.


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